1. By marge
    March 5, 2013 at 8:22 am | permalink

    It’s about time–it’s been en eyesore for years

  2. March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am | permalink

    There is something of a story behind the delay – I saw an excerpt of a plea the owners made to keep part of the building so as to avoid having to conform to the new AHP zoning requirements (in building a new one). It’ll be interesting now to see when/if anything is proposed for the site or whether this demolition was finally forced by the city.

  3. March 6, 2013 at 8:09 am | permalink

    According to Ralph Welton, city of Ann Arbor’s chief building official, the demolition was done by the owner – which is the way the process ideally works, from the city’s point of view. The building board of appeals ruled on the property last year: [link] The city can undertake the demolition, if the owner doesn’t comply.